Fort Lee Fraud Defense Lawyers

A great deal of our time and energy in the criminal law division of Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP in Fort Lee is spent on defense of individuals charged with various forms of fraud:

  • Mortgage fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Other real estate-related fraud
  • Civil racketeering cases
  • Check fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • ID (identity) theft

Fraud charges often involve complex, detail-intensive legal nuances. There is no substitute for an experienced lawyer when you face potential or actual charges of any type of fraud. Much of our fraud defense work is at the federal level.

Mortgage Fraud is a Niche Practice of This Law Firm

Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP is especially well suited to mortgage fraud defense because of our in-depth experience with land use and real estate law combined with our extensive experience in criminal law. We handle mortgage fraud cases brought by the New Jersey Attorney General at the state level or the U.S. Attorney’s office at the federal level.

Objectives in Criminal Defense

As in all criminal matters, the goal in a fraud defense case is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal if at all possible. Sometimes this goal is achieved before charges are ever brought — during the investigation phase of a case. Sometimes it is achieved pre-trial through negotiations with the prosecutor. We take every fraud defense case with the idea that it may go to trial — and we are prepared for the courtroom at all times.

If Prison is Unavoidable, We Seek to Help Our Clients Serve Time Near Family

Not every case is “winnable.” When your case has no defense, we will give you an honest evaluation and we will exercise every strategy that we can to mitigate the damage so you can move forward in life. This might include plea bargains with restitution provisions to success in keeping a convicted felon incarcerated close to home.

At any phase and for any achievable purpose, our lawyers are prepared to lend the power of their experience to a vigorous defense of each client charged with fraud or any crime such as drug trafficking or a federal sex crime. Contact us to discuss any criminal matter in New Jersey.

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